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Pass the Password Protection Act ACTION


World  (tags: password protection, internet, privacy, freedoms, humanrights )

Nancy
- 894 days ago - accessnow.org
Right now, your boss or school can demand that you hand over your Facebook or email password, and there is nothing you can do to stop them. Some people have even been fired for refusing to reveal their passwords!



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Michela m. (3959)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:05 pm
S&N
 

Regina P. (79)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:10 pm
Signed. Thansk
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:11 pm
This is outrageous!

Petition signed.

No one should have access to your accounts. Privacy is very important. Protect your privacy!

Right now, your boss or school can demand that you hand over your Facebook or email password, and there is nothing you can do to stop them. Some people have even been fired for refusing to reveal their passwords!

These "Give up your password of else" policies are a blatant invasion of our privacy, but there are no laws currently that protect users from this practice. But the recent introduction of the Password Protection Act could change that.

All attempts by lawmakers have failed thus far, in part because the internet community has not spoken out. With the Password Protection Act, we now have an opportunity to get the US to set a national and international standard for safeguarding our online identities.

Sign the Access petition calling for the immediate passage of the Password Protection Act to finally put an end to bosses forcing our passwords from being turned over.

Ty, Nancy.
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Edwin M. (366)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:24 pm
Noted and signed,thank you Nancy
 

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:25 pm
Shared on facebook and signed.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 5:51 pm
Already signed. Thanks for posting, Nancy. This is crucial to those who use Facebook and other social sites. This creeping intrusion into the personal lives of employees is unnecessary and breeches the 1st amendment in my opinion.
 

. (0)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:13 pm
Done, thanks.
 

Judy C. (108)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:41 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 6:50 pm
Done
 

Mary T. (186)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 8:12 pm
Thanks Nancy, I think we must get the same emails, I have already signed and shared gladly.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 8:35 pm
'SIGNED''....this is invasion of privacy. NOTHING is private anymore. Schools, bosses and the government, needs to keep there nose OUT of our business. This is going a little TOO far. Thanks Nancy!
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 9:30 pm
Talk about scary. The work place is a work place. Passwords to purely social networking sites should NEVER be given to a boss.
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 9:31 pm
*And email.
 

Shennandoah D. (44)
Wednesday May 9, 2012, 10:12 pm
Noted.....Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 3:38 am
Signed. Everyone has the right to privacy.
 

Danny M. (85)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 3:56 am
Done! Thank you Nancy!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 5:34 am
signed and noted
 

Lisa Neste (704)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 6:07 am
Thank you for signing the Access petition in support of the Password Protection Act.
Thanks Nancy!
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:17 am
Noted, signed and shared on fb--thanks Nancy.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:37 am
S&S thank you Nancy
 

Jason Green (235)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 7:50 am
Thank you for signing the Access petition in support of the Password Protection Act.
 

Kristen H. (25)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:21 am
Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:29 am
Thank you for signing the Access petition in support of the Password Protection Act. The only way to stop employers from forcing you to turn over your passwords is to get this bill passed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:50 am
Signed. Passwords are private and only meant for the eyes and use of one person: the owner of the password. Thanks Nancy.
 

liz meesters (176)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 11:59 am
signed & noted, thanks
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 1:06 pm
S and N
 

Emma S. (227)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 1:19 pm
Done it! Thank you, Nancy.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 1:41 pm
done, thanks
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 2:03 pm
Signed, thank you!
 

Elle B. (82)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 2:06 pm
Noted~Signed~Shared - Thank-you for posting Nancy.
 

. (0)
Thursday May 10, 2012, 5:25 pm
Signed.
 

. (1)
Friday May 11, 2012, 1:05 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.
 
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